Could this be a new trend or what? This got me thinking though, what if our fellow Nigerian women pick up the trend and also decide to stare under the Hot scorching African sun so as to lose weight?? Hehe..
A new supposed ‘health’ trend in Hong Kong sees women staring straight at the sun in the belief that it will replace their need for food and even improve their vision and sleep quality.
Oriental Daily reports that the women, between ages 20 and 30 years old, head to the Sam Ka Village beach in Lei Yue Mun every evening and take off their shoes and sunglasses before setting their phone timers and stand to stare at the sunset – some using an umbrella or a tissue to protect their skin.
We practice sun-gazing as a substitute for eating. Some of us who have finished the therapy now eat less, and others don’t have to eat at all,’
one woman told the publication.
She said they start by looking at the sun for up to 10 seconds on the first day, adding 10 seconds every day until they reach 44 minutes by the ninth month of practice.
Dermatology specialist, Hou Xiang Jun, is concerned about the rising trend, saying the subtropical region, high ultraviolet degree and water reflection is leading to far too much ultraviolet light absorption.
‘Even if painted with sunscreen they can only withstand five to six per cent of the damage, an umbrella or cap can only take 10 – 20 per cent and long exposure, in addition to sunburn, will increase the risk of serious skin cancer,’ Mr Xiang Jun told Oriental Daily.